Count the “Fox NFL Sunday” team among Aaron Rodgers’ many vocal critics following the quarterback’s public stance on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Terry Bradshaw, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan and Howie Long played with the Packers’ interlocutor during their Sunday pregame show at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. His criticisms ranged from Rodgers’ use of a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., to the responsibility he has to his team and his peers, to his verbal solution when asked if he was vaccinated.
Bradshaw was particularly pointed in his rebuke of Rodgers, particularly for his use of the word “immunized” when the latter was asked in August if he had been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Many, including the cast of Fox’s team, criticized his choice of words as deliberately misleading.
“I’ll give Aaron Rodgers some advice,” Bradshaw said on the broadcast. “It would have been nice if he had come to the Naval Academy and learned to be honest. I learned not to lie. Because that’s what you did, Aaron. Your song for everyone. I understand ‘immunized’. What he was doing was taking things that would prevent him from getting COVID-19. You have COVID-19.
“Ivermectin is a cattle dewormer. Sorry folks, that’s what it is. We are a politically divided nation. We are a divided nation on COVID-19, whether we take the vaccine or not. And unfortunately, we have players They basically think only of themselves. And I’m extremely disappointed in Aaron Rodgers’ actions. “
Strahan also chided Rodgers’ use of an MLK quote during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
“Well, one other thing I’d say,” Strahan said. “There are probably occasions to quote Martin Luther King. And this was not one of them either.”
Johson and Long expressed respect that the problem is a matter of personal choice, but went on to say that the decision to get vaccinated is no longer a personal matter when other people, such as teammates and their families, are involved.
The segment in question is shown below.
The discussion on FOX about the Rodgers situation
Jimmy: “I am disappointed in your selfish actions.”
Howie: “Possibly putting your teammates in danger is selfish.”
Terry: “Let me give Rodgers some advice, it would be nice if he came to Navel Academy and learned to be honest.” pic.twitter.com/O9rT6kDNXm
– Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 7, 2021
Due to Rodgers’ unvaccinated status, it is out for the Packers’ Week 9 game on the Chiefs, and is eligible to return no earlier than November 13, the day before Green Bay takes on the Seahawks in Week 10.